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Species Piezodorus guildinii - Red-banded Stink Bug

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Infraorder Pentatomomorpha
Superfamily Pentatomoidea
Family Pentatomidae (Stink Bugs)
Subfamily Pentatominae
Tribe Piezodorini
Genus Piezodorus
Species guildinii (Red-banded Stink Bug)
Other Common Names
Redbanded Stink Bug, Alfalfa Bug, Small Green Stink Bug
Explanation of Names
Piezodorus guildinii (Westwood 1837)
se. US (TX-FL-SC-AR) to Paraguay, W. Indies - Map (1)(2)
Feeds on seeds of legumes such as soybeans, alfalfa, and Indigofera spp.
Life Cycle
5-8 generations may occur in a single growing season and overlap by mid July
greatly expanded its range in recent years, by 2009 becoming the number one pest of soybeans across several southern states from AL to TX (Zhao & Jones 2012); the most important soybean pest in Brazil
Print References
Panizzi A.R., Cardoso S.R., Oliveira E.D.M. (2000) Status of pigeonpea as an alternative host of Piezodorus guildinii (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), a pest of soybean. Fla. Entomol. 83: 334-342. Full text
Panizzi A.R., Smith J.G. (1977) Biology of Piezodorus guildinii: Oviposition, development time, adult sex ratio and longevity. Ann. Ent. Soc. Amer. 70: 35‑39.
Panizzi A.R., Slansky F. (1985) New host plant records for the stink bug Piezodorus guildinii in Florida (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Fla. Entomol. 68: 215‑216. Full text